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  • Maria Sharapova second to qualify for WTA Finals 3 days ago

    The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Thursday announced that Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, to be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub October 17-26. "I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals and to bring the best in women's...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? 5 days ago

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win first Grand Slam title 5 days ago

    New York: Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces - including four...
  • US Open 2014: Tennis star Kei Nishikori mania hits Japan 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the US Open men's final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final 6 days ago

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • Williams, Wozniacki clash for US Open trophy 1 week ago

    New York: Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki - who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf's Rory McIlroy - flew from Paris to Miami and hung...
  • Serena Williams qualifies for WTA Finals in Singapore September 6, 2014

    Defending champion Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for the year-ending WTA Finals to be held in Singapore Oct 17-26, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced Saturday. The top eight women's singles and women's doubles players and pairs qualify for the week long event, this time to be held...
  • India draw a blank at Archery World Cup Final September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Lone Indian hope Rajat Chauhan lost to Pierre Julien Deloche of France by one point (145-146) to make a quarter-final exit in the Archery World Cup Final in Lausanne on Saturday. According to information received here, Chauhan, who was the first Indian compound archer to have qualified for the showpiece...
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth August 18, 2014

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the end-of-season tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • Confident Germany had printed World Cup stamps before final July 14, 2014

    Berlin: Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said Monday. "This year I dared to hope very early on that our team would take the title," said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. "It's wonderful that...
  • 'Did it get Messi? It wasn't even Klose!' The best photos, memes, and tweets after Germany lifted the World Cup trophy July 14, 2014

    A billion football fans had their eyes glued to the screens before the World Cup final. The fans were divided between Germany and The Netherlands in the biggest football event after 4 long years. What time zone you were in hardly mattered when it came to the finale. There were...
  • World Cup 2014: Four reasons why Argentina can upset Germany July 13, 2014

    The 2014 World Cup final on Sunday sees the South America giants Argentina take on European powerhouse Germany. Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in the second semi-final a day after hosts Brazil were humiliated 7-1 by the Germans. For the first time in 24 years, Argentina find themselves among the...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Indian fans rooting for Germany July 13, 2014

    While Germany and Argentina battle it out to win football's most coveted Cup in Brazil, fans in India are not lagging behind to show support for their favourite team. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Back in final, Germany bolstered by national pride July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Germany have come a long way since the national team last appeared in a World Cup final 12 years ago - and so has the team's image at home. In 2002, an efficient but limited Germany joylessly ground its way through a weak draw to muted celebrations, before losing to...
  • World Cup 2014: Passionate Messi ready to join Maradona in the pantheon July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi are great Argentine footballers with very different personalities but "Leo" became "Diego" for a brief moment when he scored in the World Cup group game against Bosnia. The normally introverted Messi celebrated the goal, his first at a World Cup for eight years,...
  • World Cup 2014: How the prize money is paid to players, teams July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected. From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Germany coach has saved the best for the last July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Joachim Loew has again saved Germany's best until the World Cup finals with the 54-year-old poised to finally claim his first major title in Brazil. Having been appointed Jurgen Klinsmann's assistant in 2004 before becoming head coach in 2006, Germany have reached at least the semifinals of...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Will Germany succumb to Messi magic? July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at Maracana Stadium on Sunday for a game that will define careers, cement legacies and...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Perfect game' required against Germany, says Sabella July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is looking for perfection against Germany in Sunday's World Cup final. Describing the Germans as "very powerful" physically, mentally and tactically, Sabella said Saturday that there's no room for error. "We must play a perfect game," Sabella said. Elaborating on how to accomplish that, the 59-year-old...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany want history and title in South America July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina. "We know we can write history," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "South Americans have always dominated on their continent and this...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Can a German keep Lionel Messi quiet? July 13, 2014

    Santo Andre: The defender branded Germany's 'weakest link' says he is ready for the toughest job in football, keeping Lionel Messi quiet in Sunday's World Cup final. Benedikt Hoewedes has forced his way into Joachim Loew's starting line-up after Germany arrived at Brazil 2014 without an established left-back. Now he will run...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany need to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Loew a winner. Loew's achievements and the innovations he has brought into German football will...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina coach Sabella to step down after final July 12, 2014

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is to step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany regardless of the result, his agent told Argentine radio on Friday. Sabella, who took over in 2011, has led Argentina to their first World Cup final in 24 years, where they will face a powerful German...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in five-set thriller to win second Wimbledon title July 6, 2014

    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets on Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court...
  • Modi not to attend FIFA World Cup finals June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the final of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, said Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday. The final matches of the month-long tournament will be played on July 13. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had invited the new PM to watch the FIFA World...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bitter-sweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 18, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 4 finale: 'Daenerys needs to watch How To Train Your Dragon', and other hilarious Twitter reactions June 16, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation about the last episode of the season four of 'Game of Thrones'. Wait...what? Are you over the season four finale of 'Game of Thrones'? With speculations, discussions, conspiracy theories and predictions, the last episode of the season four, titled, 'The Children', still managed to...
  • For that ONE person who has no idea what 'Game of Thrones' is all about June 14, 2014

    Seriously, how have you avoided detection so far?! Are you not being mocked at school/college/work? Are people not trying to hunt you down?Fear not, lonely wanderer. As the world waits with awaited breath for the finale for the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones', we now offer you the opportunity...
  • 10 things we want to see in the 'Game Of Thrones' season 4 finale June 14, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation of book spoilers through the end of season four of 'Game of Thrones'. By now, George RR Martin and the makers of HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' must be sitting happily in their offices, smug with the knowledge that this season's finale is set...